Old Perlican is a fishing village on the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Take a look below for 7 fun and interesting facts about Old Perlican, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. Incorporated in 1971, it is one of the oldest fishing communities in Newfoundland; it served as the major fishing station in Trinity Bay for migratory fisherman from England in the 17th century.
2. Its name was recorded as “Parlican” as early as 1597, with the “old” being added sometime later to distinguish it from New Perlican further up the bay.
3. It was settled by at least 1640. A “planter” (an early settler or colonist) named John Barrett (1654-1714) lived there after arriving from Poole, England in 1711.
4. One of, if not, the oldest recorded English land transaction in Newfoundland archives is between John Barrett and John Carter in 1711 in Old Perlican.
5. The original is in the St. John’s archives and a photocopy hangs in the Old Perlican Town Hall.